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Cooking Oil Campaign for Alder Hey Hospital Kids

13
Jul
2015

Merseyside and Halton residents are urged to recycle their used cooking oil this summer for our charity drive to benefit Alder Hey Children’s Hospital.

Living Fuels has teamed up with Veolia and the Merseyside Recycling and Waste Authority (MRWA) to raise money for Alder Hey Children’s Charity. Running until 30 September, every litre of used cooking oil recycled at the centres will not only be used to generate green electricity, but it will also be turned into a donation to Alder Hey Children’s Charity.

Residents are encouraged to take their used cooking oil to collection tanks at any of Veolia’s 15 Household Waste Recycling Centres. Once collected, the oil is taken to Living Fuels’ state-of-the-art recycling facility and recovered naturally into an environmentally friendly bioliquid, LF100. This bioliquid is then used in Living Fuels’ renewable power stations to generate carbon neutral electricity for the National Grid at times of unexpected power demand, helping to lower the UK’s reliance on fossil fuel derived energy generation.

Just one litre of used cooking oil can provide enough renewable electricity to make 240 cups of tea, and one full tank can power the average home for an entire year.

Cath Harding, Head of Community Fundraising at Alder Hey Children’s Charity, said:

“We are delighted to be the beneficiaries of this scheme. We are just months away from opening our new children’s hospital, Alder Hey in the Park, and we still need the support of the local community to ensure we create a world class facility for children and young people in Liverpool and across the UK.”

Alder Hey Children’s Charity raises funds to support the hospital’s pioneering work and aims to improve the quality of life for not only the young people we see each year, but through innovations and research into childhood diseases, the quality of life for children in hospitals across the world.